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F-One and Manta have inflatables that can be used with either a windsurfing rig or a wing. Best part - they use a tuttle. Also inflate to much higher pressure than a convention SUP. (20 - 30 PSI.)

https://www.mackiteboarding.com/f-one-rocket-air-sup-wing-foilboard-v2/?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI05O8lqPt6QIVAY_ICh3ihQ7gEAYYASABEgJBMPD_BwE

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This is an interesting DIY, though I haven't seen a follow up video with him actually foiling on his SUP. I have seen one of this guy with a wing however, Not sure it would work though. Inflatable SUP's that size are not very fast and getting up to foiling speed may not happen.

https://youtu.be/bl_XDC2xDps?list=LL19616vtWS03nWD5zFEt5Fw

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For all the windsurfing fans - watch for the streak as the windsurfer goes past (0:28). It's like a Porsche GT3 going past my minivan. Also, all that beach front for an industrial complex. That's surely not Florida. Lol

https://www.facebook.com/robert.adrichem.7/videos/1880025342133822/

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So now you are over your crush on Wingsurfing and want to back your first love WindsurFINg...(remember there is no FIN in Windfoil.) Damn - I just dropped 3 pandemics worth of stimulus checks on Wingfoil gear....maybe I can cancel the order. Lol

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So now you are over your crush on Wingsurfing and want to back your first love WindsurFINg...(remember there is no FIN in Windfoil.) Damn - I just dropped 3 pandemics worth of stimulus checks on Wingfoil gear....maybe I can cancel the order. Lol

I'm in love with it all. Topical because a wingdinging friend today was talking about changing to a faster foil wing. But the REAL story here is you did WHAT? You can't leave it at that. DETAILS, MAN, DETAILS!

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No worries - its being shipped UPS so I will never get it and after few dozen hours on hold probably will get my money back.

(Just kidding didn't order anything.....)

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Jeff Henderson, Mr. HotSailsMaui: "Never been excited for summer like this before. Bring on the crappy wind swell!"


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So you can just use a twin tip kitesurfer (so long as you have enough skill, lots of wind and a big wing.)

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Rumor is that at least one Chicago beach has banned wings because they are "kites".

Someone used a too long leash again didnt they... Mosking

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They probably saw that video of the guy with the "Wing on a String."

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We found the culprit. Nicolas from Zeeko (about 1:11 but the whole thing is fun)

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What size wing do you need? These guys have a guide. (They have 3 different wings: Beginner, Advanced and Power (my labels not theirs.) They have a guide for each depending on your size, etc. This is for their wings but could probably be generalized a bit. The numbers seems fairly realistic. Click on the purchase guide for whatever wing you pick. Short answer - For my size 4m takes 17 kts. (Or darn near 20 mph). Seems going to 5m is a big jump (11 kts). For big guys you are looking at close to 25 mph for 4 m. Go with 5 or 7 instead. Or the Super Power.....

https://www.gong-galaxy.com/produit/gong-wing-plus/

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Nice find, Randy. btw, compared to other windsporters, how many wings did you see?

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First this was a very small sample size while I was pretty far away from anyone else, and not paying a lot of attention to them. With that said, Windsurfers - 1 or 2 (me and maybe one other guy, but don't remember.) Windfoilers- 1 (me). Wingsuper - 1 (me). Wingfoilers I think 3 (I saw at least 3 different wings foiling.) Kitesurfers - 3+? I usually saw one or 2, and a 3rd one with foil kite (as opposed to a kitefoil). However, I was paying little attention to the kiters so could have been more than I noticed. There was probably only one day I saw wingfoilers, but probably 3 days kiters were out for at least a while. T-storms had a bad habit of showing up once the wind got going, and hanging around much of the day.

I did try my foil board with a 37 cm weed fin. Found that by moving the base up a couple of inches it planes off pretty well - much better than last fall when I tried it the first time with the mast base quite far back. Worked well for about 5 minutes until the storm came by.......

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